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Patrick Kelly, Carol Chan, Peter Reed, Miranda Ritchie - Children and Youth Services Review,

The purpose of this study was to examine whether eliminating variation in information presented to multi-disciplinary teams eliminates variation in the proportion accepted for a child protection alert.

Nicola Atwool - Children and Youth Services Review,

Current international research on the experience of care leavers in New Zealand is reviewed to identify key lessons and continuing challenges.

Lisa Merkel‐Holguin, Allan Cooke, Denise Evans, Kelly L. Beck - Family Court Review,

This article provides a historical context and describes numerous provisions of the family group conference that protect participants and the proceedings. It then describes applications of FGC‐like approaches in the United States where practice models and policies—not laws—guide the implementation of such approaches.

Elizabeth Stanley & Sarah Monod de Froideville - Critical Social Policy,

Vulnerability has been a guiding narrative to state interventions towards children and their families in New Zealand. This article shows how this progressive notion has been systematically managed to fit pre-established political and policy priorities.

Sarah Whitcombe-Dobbs, Michael Tarren-Sweeney - Developmental Child Welfare,

The present review addressed the research question What evidence is there that parenting interventions conducted with parents who maltreat their children, reduce the incidence of further child maltreatment?

Matthew C. Walsh, Sophie Joyce, Tim Maloney, Rhema Vaithianathan - Children and Youth Services Review,

The aim of this study was to identify what protective factors might exist amongst families who are identified as high risk by predictive risk models (PRMs).

Iain Matheson - Education in Out-of-Home Care,

This chapter from the book Education in Out-of-Home Care reports on a qualitative doctoral study that investigated the experiences of New Zealand care leavers who went to university.

Emily Keddell, Ian Hyslop - The British Journal of Social Work,

Drawing on interviews and focus groups with child protection social workers from three site offices in Aotearoa New Zealand (interviews, n = 26; focus groups, n = 25) and using thematic analysis, this study identified the case, internal organisational, inter-site organisational and external elements that contributed to threshold decisions.

C.M.Rapsey & Cassandra J. Rolston - Children and Youth Services Review,

The aim of this study was to examine factors and processes of change that occurred through participation in a residential family preservation/reunification programme from the perspectives of service users and staff.

Alex James,Jeanette McLeod, Shaun Hendy, Kip Marks, Delia Rusu, Syen Nik, Michael J. Plank - PLoS ONE,

In this study, the authors analyse a child protection services dataset that includes a network of approximately 5 million social relationships collected by social workers between 1996 and 2016 in New Zealand to test the potential of information about family networks to improve accuracy of models used to predict the risk of child maltreatment.